Kermit the Frog is feared and fearless, an international criminal whose cunning and slippery ways defy the law!
That’s the plot for the latest Muppet movie – ‘Muppets Most Wanted’.
If you think that is out of character for Kermit and his gang then you are right.
It turns out to be a case of mistaken identity as they unwittingly become mixed up in an international crime caper while on tour in Europe.
For her role American actress Tina Fay had to learn to speak with a Russian accent – with the help of a voice coach – and it wasn’t easy.
“‘What are you doing?’ She says, ‘No that’s Italian. ‘Like,“You can’t go up and down too much.’ That’s Italian. So if anybody has a movie where they need me to play Italian, I could do that. And, so, yeah, it was fun to kind of try to figure it out, because it’s kind of a hard one, I think. And Ty Burrell has to do French, which I also think is hard,” she explained.
The 2011 movie ‘The Muppets’ won critical acclaim for its characterisation, humour and soundtrack. The sequel is helmed by James Bobin, his second time in the director’s chair with the gang. The cast also includes British comedian Ricky Gervais.
Kermit and friends will be in cinemas in Europe in March and April in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’.